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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Greensboro movers
Terell P.
Mustang Moving did an amazing job with my move last weekend. The movers were on time super friendly and very knowledgeable . I will definitely be reaching out for my next move!
Mustang MovingMustang Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic service. Movers were efficient and very courteous. Move was made that much easier with their help and will definitely will be requesting their service for future moves.
Winston-Salem Moving & StorageWinston-Salem Moving & Storage
Sherry P.
The two young men that came to my home today to move furniture were excellent! They were professional, on-time, pleasurable, and moved the furniture with ease. I highly recommend Giza Elite Moving for any of your moving needs!!
Giza Elite MovingGiza Elite Moving
Thumbtack Customer
It was a huge move, but these guys didn't stop. They hustled and moved quickly. They had loading the truck down to an art.professional, careful w my things and just a good group. I never want to move again but if I do I will use joyful movers.
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Ja R.
Strategic Movers accommodated a short timeline to move my piano. They were efficient movers and very professional. No regrets going with this company, would absolutely hire them again.
The Strategic Movers,LLCThe Strategic Movers,LLC
Larry G.
Kelvin choreographed the moving beautifully. Long distance move handled without problem. Great experience
Tri-City MoversTri-City Movers
Erica D.
Great movers!
Tri-City MoversTri-City Movers
Victoria W.
Me and Gee movers were great work with. This was my first move using movers and they were helpful, professional and great from start to finish. If you’re in the area, I definitely recommend their service!
Me & Gee Movers (LABOR ONLY)Me & Gee Movers (LABOR ONLY)
William H.
Excellent move
Majic Mover LLCMajic Mover LLC
Andrea T.
Looking for a professional, respectful, prompt, kind, affordable, and honest moving company? I just saved you A LOT of time searching! Look no further! Call Bull City Movers for your moving needs.
Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631Bull City Movers Plus / Certified Carrier C-2631
Thumbtack Customer
The team performing our move was fantastic. They were constantly in contact with us before the move and let us know they were going to be a little late on the morning of our move (which was the day after Christmas). They were very careful with our furniture and moving it into a new home. They worked non-stop for 9 hours and did not even take a lunch. I hope that I do not have to move again for a long time but will make sure to use Winston-Salem Moving and Storage if I do.
Winston-Salem Moving & StorageWinston-Salem Moving & Storage
William N.
Very friendly and professional! When I moved to my house, the first set of movers I hired refused to move my elliptical up the stairs out of fear of "tearing up the walls". Faith and Glory Movers came in on-time! (actually even earlier than expected) and moved the elliptical from the garage to the desired upstairs room in less than 5 minutes! My only regret is that I didn't use them for my entire move from the beginning, haha. I would highly recommend them for any moving job you have! They're awesome! Absolutely no complaints whatsoever!
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time. Everyone was curtious. I had a tough move as I was on the third floor of the apartment complex. The guys worked quick and carefully. I was very impressed and will definitely use them for future moves.
Tri-City MoversTri-City Movers
Kay M.
Professional moving force
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Jamica T.
It was a good move. Thanks!
High Proformance MoversHigh Proformance Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Cooper Moving Cooper were extremely helpful with our move! Very smooth process from very nice people!
Cooper Moving & Hauling ServiceCooper Moving & Hauling Service
Craig C.
I would highly recommend Quality Movers. I had a tough move with lots of stairs. The team moved me on a 95 degree high humidity day and got the work done quickly and professionally. From start to finish, this was about as stress-free as moving can be. Highly recommend you reach out to them!
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I'm moving on the 27th so I'll have more feedback after the move. But for the experience getting everything scheduled it was great
Winston-Salem Moving & StorageWinston-Salem Moving & Storage
Bridgette M.
Faith and Glory movers are awesome! They were punctual, fast, and efficient! I would definitely recommend their services to anyone moving!
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Joyhall movers made my move from Greensboro to Raleigh a seamless success. They were friendly and so helpful. As a single gal moving on her own I could not have asked for a better experience. USE THEM!
Joyful Movers LLCJoyful Movers LLC
Katrina R.
The 4 men that moved us to our new home did an Awesone job! Even though the amount of items to move was more than they expected, (someone did not read my description of the move) they worked to get items moved quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend them to anyone and use them again.
Winston-Salem Moving & StorageWinston-Salem Moving & Storage
Matt S.
Responsive and on time moving
Superior Logistics Co., LLCSuperior Logistics Co., LLC
Alex N.
Although I did not decide to move forward with their company in my moving process, their response time was very quick and professional.
GoldFlame Junk RemovalGoldFlame Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
This was our first experience with hiring American Moving and Hauling Inc. We have used other moving companies in the past around the triad and our experience with American Moving was by far the best! Their two movers were very professional, respectful and efficient. They treated all of our belongings with great respect and care in both loading and unloading the truck. In my 3 past moving experiences this company was the first to get through a move without damaging any of our furniture as well as their techniques on protecting and maneuvering our things down and up stairs was executed perfectly. I would highly recommend this company to anyone that is looking for help with their moving processes in and around the triad.
American Moving and Hauling Inc.American Moving and Hauling Inc.
Onica F.
Faith and Glory movers were a big help in my move. I hired them to unload my UHaul once I arrived in Greensboro. John worked with me on time (since I was traveling from another city) and all 4 movers were very professional and moved quickly even in 90 degree weather.
Faith and Glory MoversFaith and Glory Movers
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